We’ve updated and relaunched our Transporting Aquatic Livestock Code to reflect current laws and best practice.

The Code outlines the key issues businesses need to address when transporting live fish between businesses, or to customers.

Areas covered include:

  • Transporter authorisation – if businesses use their own vans to deliver then they need to ensure they have the correct authorisation to carry live animals. The code outlines what’s involved. If businesses use a courier they need to ensure that courier company is also authorised to carry live animals.
  • Packing standards, including what to ensure during transport
  • Delivery and unpacking advice
  • Deciding when a fish is fit for sale

Find the Code here.

We also have more guidance for fishkeepers who sell fish online here.